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    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Other Resources

The education office has many resources available to support school programs. A free teacher's packet with a variety of park information is available upon request. For further information about these resources, please contact the education staff.

Acadia Paw Press - Education Newsletter
The Acadia Paw Press, the official newsletter of the Acadia National Park Education District, is now available online. Be sure to check it out for the latest information on programs, new educator resources, and more.

State of Maine Learning Results
Acadia's curriculum-based programs are aligned with the 2007 legislated Maine Learning Results here. More information about the Maine Learning Results is available on the State of Maine website.

Teacher Discount
Eastern National offers a teacher discount at any Eastern National outlet in the park. A 15% discount applies to all items purchased with a valid school ID. Discounts are available in person, by phone at 207-288-4988, and online.

Video Resources

  • A Kid's Eye View, The Science Behind the Scenery of ANP
    This video highlights some of the research and scientific work done in Acadia National Park. It also showcases different jobs in the science field. Middle level students from Bar Harbor, Maine, interview a variety of biologists about their work. A 49-page study guide accompanies the video.

Running time for the entire video is approximately 55 minutes. Individual topic segments vary in length from 5 to 10 minutes. Contact the education staff for a copy.

  • Leave No Trace
    Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethic that helps keep Acadia beautiful by teaching people how to minimize their impacts on park resources. Teachers can obtain a free copy of the "Leave No Trace in Maine" DVD to use in their classroom. This 15-minute DVD shows how Leave No Trace principles apply to the recreational activities in Maine, from fishing to hiking. A limited number of DVDs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive your copy, contact Acadia's visitor use specialist at 207-288-8727 or via e-mail.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.